Since your wedding day is one of the most essential events of your life, you will surely want every single detail to be perfect and flawless. For the venue of your special day, you’ll probably want a place that has a relaxing ambiance along with mouthwatering cuisines and fine arrangements. So why don’t you consider having a restaurant wedding? Restaurants, especially those that have alluring surroundings, are actually ideal for intimate, romantic occasions like weddings. To help you find the ultimate restaurant location for your “I do” moment, TWV has scoured the country and compiled a list of the Top 10 Popular Restaurant Wedding Venues in the Philippines.
1. Antonio’s, for a Whimsical Experience
Antonio’s is one of the most popular restaurants in Tagaytay. It is owned by Chef Antonio “Tonyboy” Escalante. The place has been around since 2002. This fine-dining restaurant serves various dishes that are suitable for different tastes – including American, French, Greek, Mediterranean, and Italian cuisine. Antonio’s has a lovely garden that’s perfect for an outdoor wedding. Furthermore, the retro-inspired dining room of the restaurant has a homey provincial feel, making it an ideal setting for a wedding reception.
2. Abaca, for a Tropical Oceanfront View
Abaca Restaurant and Resort is one of Cebu’s premier destinations. It offers a tropical refuge for anyone that’s looking for a quiet atmosphere. This award-winning restaurant serves a full California-Mediterranean inspired cuisine. If you want to feel the Seaway breeze and have the vast ocean as a witness of your love, we suggest that you consider getting married here.
3. Lemuria, for an Ethereal Garden Feel
Lemuria is a romantic French restaurant that is located at the heart of Quezon City. It has a lovely garden that can serve as a great venue for your wedding. What’s great about Lemuria is that it is just around the Metro, making it pretty accessible for everyone that’s on your guest list.
5 Julieta Circle, Horseshoe Village, Quezon City, Philippines
+632 724 5211 │ +632 722 2185 +632 721 5352 │ +63927 428 4202
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4. Le Jardin Manila, for a Touch of Class and Elegance
Le Jardin Manila is a French restaurant that resides at the Penthouse of the W Building. It has a contemporary interior and a great view that overlooks the city. This fine-dining restaurant is ideal for small and intimate celebrations, just like your wedding day.
5. Marcia Adams, for a Piece of Italy
Marcia Garcia is a Tuscany-inspired Mediterranean restaurant located a few miles away from Tagaytay. Just like the real Tuscany, this place also allows you to appreciate the adorable beauty of nature. Moreover, the inside of the restaurant is very cozy and comfortable. Its architectural sense makes the whole place truly homey and warm.
6. Gloria Maris, for Traditional Chinese Weddings
Gloria Maris is the best spot for a traditional Chinese wedding. Over the years, this restaurant has become popular for serving authentic Cantonese cuisine. In fact, Filipinos have been sampling their tasty dishes, like Peking Duck One-Way Skinning Wrapped in Momo Wrapper with Onion Leeks, since 1933. The inside of this restaurant is divided into two fine dining sections— one is the dimsum area while the other one is for the hot pot. Furthermore, they also have grand banquet halls for special occasions like weddings.
7. Chef Laudico Guevarra’s, for a Cozy, Rustic Feel
Guevarra’s is an upscale buffet restaurant in San Juan City that serves all sorts of dishes, including seafood, pizza and Filipino cuisine. It is owned by celebrity chef Roland “Lau” Laudico and his wife, Chef Jacqueline. If you’re into the idea of a vintage or rustic-style wedding, we suggest that you check out Guevarra’s. Its location, a 1920’s heritage house that was converted into a restaurant, is ideal for this kind of affair. The place also offers a comfortable, homey ambiance and affordable prices.
8. Ilustrado Restaurant, for a Classy Setting and Delicious Spanish-Filipino Cuisine
Illustrado Restaurant, located in Intramuros, is a great wedding venue especially if your aim is to transport your guests back in time. Its Hispanic architectural design and old world interiors will surely amaze them. Moreover, they also serve delicious Filipino and Spanish Dishes like Paella Ilustrado, Callos Madrilena, Lengua con setas, and Adobong Bagnet with Prawns and Crab Fat. The restaurant features an attractive Main Dining Room, a more casual Kuatro Kantos Bar and Café, and a Garden Courtyard for al fresco dining. In addition to that, they also offer the Grand Sinagtala Ballroom for big events like weddings.
744 Calle Real Del Palacio, Intramuros, 1002 Manila, Philippines
+63 2 527 2345 │ +63 2 527 3674 | +63 2 527 2319 │ + 63 2 527 3675 | +63 922 823 4981-83 │ +63 939 920 6822
9. Sonya’s Garden, for an English Garden-Inspired Affair
English gardens are known for their unspoiled beauty and intricate landscape. They actually make great backdrops because they can add a more natural feel to the event. If you are looking for a setting that has this Bohemian or English garden-inspired wedding, we suggest that you consider Sonya’s Garden, which is located in Alfonso, Cavite. This well-liked restaurant provides famous buffet set menu lunch and dinners. Check out their wedding packages here.
10. Romulo Café, for a Timeless Touch
Romulo’s Cafe in Quezon City was named after the former president Carlos P. Romulo. His family decided to open up this restaurant as a tribute to him and a remembrance of his legacy. The restaurant has a retro-style interior. Its walls are decorated with black and white photos from the good old days. This place serves sumptuous modern Filipino food.
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